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## Captain John's Journey (Part 1)

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 Puzzle ID: #23519 Fun: (2.88) Difficulty: (2.73) Category: Logic Submitted By: cdrock Corrected By: boodler

Captain John is the captain of a pirate ship called the "Wasp". He just heard about a lost treasure on a far away island. He needs to get his two crew mates, and lead them to a ship, but there are guards around and he needs to do this without passing them, or they will throw him in the brig. Can you help him get his two crew mates to the ship without getting sent to the brig?

The positions of everything are in a 3-by-3 grid (1 John, 1 ship, 2 crew mates, 2 guards, and 3 grass areas). John may only move 1 space at a time, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. He can only go to each space once.

But before he can figure out the right way to go, he must figure out where everything is. This is what he knew:

1. The Wasp is not in the same row or column as John.

2. John is not in the same row or column as either guard.

3. Neither guard is in the third column.

4. Both guards are vertically next to grass.

5. The ship is in the same row as one guard, and the same column as the other guard.

6. One of the grass spaces is diagonally next to both crew mates.

7. One of the grass spaces is in the 2nd column, in the first row.

8. The two guards are not in the same row or column.

### Hint

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 Maslin Jun 09, 2005 That was hard and I SO didnt get it. awesome job! aznboi1324 Jun 09, 2005 MAN!!!! THIS IS HARD!!!! Good Job Cdrock! cdrock Jun 09, 2005 well im glad everyone likes it cdrock Jun 09, 2005 no not really krishnan Jun 09, 2005 Great puzzle cdrock! Your teasers are becoming better and better! cdrock Jun 09, 2005 wow, thanx Krishan This teaser has made me feal really good about myself today vikingboy Jun 09, 2005 liked it! logic grid, or paper and pen, either way these are fun to do/ Good job froggygg Jun 10, 2005 Good job cd! You're right - you are very good at logic! This one was really hard and very thought provoking! I have a question - if he couldn't pass a guard wouldn't going from 5 to 6 which crosses the guard diagonally from the top to the side be considered passing him? cdrock Jun 10, 2005 No, frogg, you just cant land on a guards space tigershelton Jun 17, 2005 It really does need a grid, so I made one. angeleyes_7 Jun 23, 2005 Great Job! Lots of fun. I didn't get your 2nd one, but I got this one on the first try!! okieman51 Jun 27, 2005 Well thought out. Very good job. I missed it but worked on it for a while had me going, was fun. nenad Jul 01, 2005 nice one BTW, you can make it probably more interesting if you leave out conditions #1 and #8 ,, or alternatively leave out only condition #5 - since in both cases you still get same result, but problem is more interesting withh less clues ;) annie_hp_fan Mar 07, 2006 Whoa! That was a challenge but it was also a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to working some of your other puzzles! brainster Mar 20, 2006 Wow, I am still feeling the heat from my little brain that got fried! I got about three positions right but then it all fell apart! Great job cdrock! locomom May 16, 2006 Your logic teasers are AWESOME!! I did the daily teaser today and had not done any of yours before . I enjoyed it so much that now I am going back and trying all of yours. Thanks for the brain workout!! (user deleted) Feb 09, 2007 Loads of fun! Thanks for the excellent puzzle. I may be having a brain freeze here... Can you explain why my answer doesn't work equally well? grass-grass-John guard-grass-crewmate ship-guard-crewmate ? It seems to fit all the criteria and it allows John to grab his mates and get them to the ship without meeting a guard or going over a square twice... Anyway, Thanks!